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Monitor Log: 6 March 1862

And so, she left Brooklyn, bound for Hampton Roads. Unbeknownst to the men on board, the Monitor had new orders that day – to go immediately to Washington, D.C. for the defense of the capital. A vessel had been dispatched to intercept the Monitor and deliver the new orders, but she was already too far away.  The […]

Monitor Log: 5 March 1862

Wednesday March 5th 1862   Comes in thick & hazy wind NE. from Midnight to 4 AM as above                                                                                                                               Geo Frederickson          From 4 to 8 AM cloudy & overcast, wind from N.E                                                                                                                                 Louis Stodder       From 8 to 12 AM wind & weather same, Mechanics at work on board […]

Monitor Log: 4 March 1862

Today would be the day they received their orders to travel south – to Hampton Roads.  Yet the logbook is strangely silent…. Tuesday March 4th 1862 From Midnight to 4 A.M. clear with light breeze from N.                                                                                                                 J. Webber   From 4 to 8 AM  wind and weather same                                                                                                             Louis N. […]

Monitor Log: 2 March 1862

March 2 found the Monitor still undergoing preparations at the New York Navy Yard (commonly known as the Brooklyn Navy Yard). The sea trails of a few days before had not gone extremely well – Paymaster William Keeler recalled that on February 27 the Monitor had careened “first to the New York side, then to the Brooklyn […]

Monitor Log: 1 March 1862

Until this point, the Monitor‘s logbook was written by anonymous hands. But on March 1, 1862, the log takes on more personality. As we move further into the logbook entries, we’ll be introducing you to some of these men. But for now – here’s a glimpse into the Monitor‘s day, courtesy of Acting Master Louis […]